Faces of March of Dimes Canada

After Stroke - Realizing the Possible

After Stroke - Realizing the Posssible

After Stroke, a program of March of Dimes Canada, is MODC's new Canadian model of care to support stroke survivors and caregivers after a stroke. March of Dimes Canada has enhanced and expanded our stroke related services to more communities throughout Canada and has launched the After Stroke website at afterstroke.marchofdimes.ca.

Every year, over 62,000 Canadians have a stroke - that's one stroke every nine minutes. Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in Canada, with over 400,000 stroke survivors in Canada. Stroke affects not only the survivor, but the entire family, loved ones and friends as they adjust to the ‘new normal’ which may include permanent physical disability, communication disorders such as aphasia and emotional difficulties, including depression.

The After Stroke website offers easy access to programs, services, education and information dedicated to supporting stroke survivors and caregivers. The site focuses on providing tools and services to stroke survivors during recovery to help them navigate their "new normal".

After Stroke supports successful transitions
"From Hospital to Home & From Home to Community"

From Hospital to Home
After Stroke supports stroke survivors in returning to their home environment and reducing hospital re-admissions through emotional support, access to information and the required services such as hospital visitation programs.

Services include:
  • Hospital Visitation programs
  • Home Adjustments
  • Assistive Devices Program
  • Home and Vehicle Modification Program
From Home to Community
After Stroke helps stroke survivors regain their function through a variety of services to maximize community participation and independence.

Services include:
  • Community Visitation
  • Next Steps Walking Program
  • Conductive Education Rehabilitation
  • Aphasia and Communication Disabilities Program, Retreats and Camps
  • Peer Support Groups
  • Recreation and Accessible Travel
  • Independent Living Services
  • Employment Services
Visit the After Stroke website for more information at